A new international market development strategy is the latest item on the menu offering B.C.’s agrifood and seafood products to the world. The strategy aims to build on the record $3.5 billion worth of B.C. products exported in 2015.
In the first half of 2016, the governments of Canada and B.C. invested approximately $6.9 million to support business development, innovation, food safety, sustainability and future agriculture leaders in B.C.’s agri-food sector.
A year ago, the B.C. government embarked on an ambitious plan to increase overall agrifood and seafood sector revenues to $15 billion per year by 2020. The momentum is building as British Columbia celebrated record revenues of $13 billion for B.C. agrifood and seafood producers in 2015, and record exports of $3.5 billion.
British Columbia’s agritech sector will benefit from the $240,000 that the winners of the Agritech Innovation Challenge will receive to develop and adopt new technology.
Fraser Valley agritech entrepreneurs will meet with Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick to share a first-hand look at innovative developments in the agritech sector.
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